Bristol’s only tank-conditioned beer place. with increasingly adventurous beers made on the premises. Fashionable rhubarb gose I could have missed but the hoppy pale lager and regular pale ale were well-made and I have had other beers over the last year or so that stood their ground. All served too cold and yes, the ambiance is too noisy, though they make the most of an unusual urban setting.
Large, postmodern place spread over two floors and different sections, included the outdoor seating. Easy to spot when coming out of the Christmas Steps. Friendly, welcome, and knowledgeable service and very good value. We got seven tasters of their beers, each 130ml, for four quids. Indifferent background music. (Visited with Finn 30.04.2017).
Much improved since my original rating of 2012, so this is an entirely new review. Four standard beers on draught, but there are now normally one or two specials as well, which can be either lagers, wheat beers or IPAs. Staff are a lot more friendly than in the past, and happy hour operates between 4 and 7 pm most evenings. Patio gives a pleasant view over the city skyline. Good.
Visited on a Saturday night in August 2015. It’s quite impressive with the standard industrial minimalist chic as the other venues. It’s huge with 2 floors and conditioning tanks dotted around. Only 4 beers on draft and no special. Staff were a bit slow but did offer tasters of anything. It was very quiet with stacks of room. Get the feeling the beer scene has moved on and left them behind a bit. If you’ve never been to a Zerodegrees then this is decent and the beer is ok.
masssive food driven bar with its own beers brewed on premises. They’re not bad as lagers go but often served too cold and over carbonated. Can sometimes find seasonals and some are very good but core range a bit dull and designed to appeal to student drinking groups. Decent food though; so worth a look in.
We came here via Highbury Vaults (olde worlde) and the Yard (modern) so this was our venture into the futuristic. Zero Degrees is ultra modern, rather in the style of some American brewpubs. I may be mixing my metaphors but it looks as if it’s been built out of Meccano so it’s functional and clinical. Despite that, I liked it although it also looks like a party place and we may have been lucky that it was deserted when we visited early-ish on a Wednesday evening. The beers were all their own - no guests.
(Visited 17 December 2014).